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ELISA

 (ĭ-lī′zə, -sə)
n.
A sensitive immunoassay that uses an enzyme linked to an antibody or antigen as a marker for the detection of a specific protein, especially an antigen or antibody. It is often used as a diagnostic test to determine exposure to a particular infectious agent, such as the AIDS virus, by identifying antibodies present in a blood sample.

[e(nzyme)-l(inked) i(mmunoad)s(orbent) a(ssay).]

ELISA

(ɪˈlaɪzə)
n acronym for
(Biochemistry) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an immunological technique for accurately measuring the amount of a substance, for example in a blood sample

ELISA

(ɪˈlaɪ zə, -sə)

n.
a diagnostic test for detecting exposure to an infectious agent, as the AIDS virus, by combining a blood sample with antigen of the agent and probing with an enzyme that causes a color change when antibody to the infection is present in the sample.
[1985–90; e(nzyme-)l(inked) i(mmuno)s(orbent) a(ssay)]
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Noun1.ELISA - an assay that relies on an enzymatic conversion reaction and is used to detect the presence of specific substances (such as enzymes or viruses or antibodies or bacteria)
assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
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Under this contract the contractor is required to provide and deliver SRUCs requirement for BVD Ab Elisa Test Kits.
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The present study was hence carried out to find out the prevalence of HBsAg in liver disease patients and to compare the routinely Central Pathology Section used HBsAg detection kit using Hepacard one step rapid test with the ELISA for invitro qualitative detection of HBsAg test kit in human serum (HEPA-SCAN HBsAg ELISA Test was used).
According to various studies one in every 500 units of blood collected from a donor can easily be missed by ELISA test even if it is infected.
The menu of ZEUS ELISA Test Systems includes, among many others, assays for detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Epstein-Barr virus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella zoster, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex virus 1 and 2.
With its ELISA test kits R-Biopharm relies on a well-established analytical method that meets these requirements.
They are not waiting for ELISA test reports in a bid to keep a check on the rising cases.
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Background and Objectives: The study was designed to assess the sensitivity of NS1 antigen ELISA test in Dengue fever in patients whose samples were received in the Microbiology Section, Department of Pathology, SIMS / Services Hospital, Lahore from October to December 2011.
Reliable sources added that same officials of the hospital were regularly getting their share from laboratories owners in account of misleading the patients and visitors to obtain Ultrasound and Elisa test reports from laboratories outside the hospital.
The mChip produced results in agreement with a leading ELISA test, including detection of weakly positive samples that were missed by existing rapid tests.